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Spain Business Credit Report Services
Creditreform operates a global specialist International Business credit report service. We have local offices and fully approved expert international Risk analysis experts in every country worldwide. This enables us to provide expert upto date business credit report information on businesses anywhere in the world.
Main reasons why our business credit reports are so important they enable clients to trade with confidence.
The local Business Credit Report Partners are able to:
Assess local businesses trading activities
Update information immediately there are any changes
Know and understand the local economies
Are in the same time zones
Herewith details of our company credit reporting service Spain
Location of company credit check service office(s) in Spain
Number of business credit reporting staff
More than 150 employees.
How long been operating a company credit check service in Spain
How many registered companies are there in Spain?
Mercantile Companies: About 1,1 Millions
Non Mercantile Companies: About 630.000
Self Employed: About 1.850.000
How many company registries in Spain for businesses? (i.e. UK just has 1 central registry)
Just one. The Spanish Central Mercantile Register.
What are the most common type of companies in Spain? (i.e. in UK we have Private Limited / Public Limited / Sole Proprietors / Partnerships)
Mercantile Companies (i.e. Limited Liability Company or Public Limited)
Non-mercantile companies (i.e. Partnership or Co-ownership)
What type of company credit reports do you provide, i.e. Database / Investigated
We offer a wide range of financial, commercial and risk management company credit reports, exhaustively detailing all relevant information on all companies and self-employed workers in Spain.
They include an exhaustive analysis based on commercial and economic-financial information, corporate links, legal incidents, bankruptcy proceedings, and other information from public and private sources that enable a risk assessment with high predictive value to be assigned.
Our National Reports are characterized by the breadth, variety and depth of the treatment of the sources, which results in “exclusive content” of high value,
We have the largest Database of Judicial Incidents, Trademarks, Delegations, Links (Official and Instrumental) in the Market.
Thanks to the incorporation of technology and constant innovation in our production processes, as well as the control and monitoring of information quality indicators, we continuously improve the quality of our services, which are perceived by our clients as having a “high” or “very high” degree of satisfaction in more than 95% of them.
Company credit check reports (360º Report, Financial Report, Business Company Credit Report, etc.) include all the relevant information on a company, enabling a detailed study of the company and its environment for making decisions on granting or refusing commercial credit:
They supply detailed information on the company, including an economic-financial and commercial analysis, history of non-compliance (ASNEF Empresas – provided by Equifax), RAI, Legal Incidents), as well as an analysis of the risk of its main related entities.
They include a complete risk analysis and detailed information on the evolution of legal incidents, updated daily, associated with the company and its credit rating. – Detailed Score and Probability of Default, allows for the development of admission policies based on the level of risk to be assumed at any given time.
Company Credit Check Commercial Research Reports
Commercial research, through which a current and accurate “picture” of the current situation of the company under analysis is obtained.
– It is carried out through direct contact with the company under investigation, which allows inquiries to be made on issues that are particularly relevant to our clients (i.e.:confirmation of specific data on companies or search for specific data on them).
– It is especially indicated in new operations or credit extensions of existing clients, in which it is convenient to have fast, reliable and contrasted information about the situation of the company with which the commercial relationship is going to be established.
In Spain we provide a differential vision by analysing and providing valuable information to achieve the most effective marketing actions for customers. We offer tools and services that meet the most advanced needs of Geomarketing, as well as products that enrich our client’s own information.
Tactical products: Supply of databases and indicators that enable precise capture actions and allow a more complete knowledge of our clients’ current consumers.
Strategic tools: Creation of georeferencing tools that locate significant market
MKT Integral Services: Development of services that generate the best integral marketing strategies, counting on geographical area, location of competition, own and potential customers.
Delivery Times for Investigated company credit reports in Spain
We offer three types of urgency company credit check reports to adapt to your information needs at all times.
Standard: 5-7 working days
Express Service 3-5 hours
Flash Service 12-48 hours
What additional information can be obtained in an investigated business company credit report compared to a database report?
Number of employees
Additional information activity
Additional information on addresses
Future perspectives of the Company
“Situation of the sector
Board of Directors
“Banks and cash registers
Customers and suppliers
Links Partners and Participants
(Inexperienced, Non-compliant, Irregular, Punctual, Currently Compliant, Delayed, and Currently Non-Compliant)”
Registered office regime (Rent, property..)
Special question answer
Information Available in Spain?
What information is compulsory to be filed in Spain (i.e. Financials / Shareholders / Share Capital / Directors / Management?)
Financials: Annual Accounts are compulsory to be filed in Spain by Mercantile Companies
Share Capital: The initial capital stock and the changes in share capital are compulsory to be filed.
Shareholders: This information is compulsory to be filed in the company formation or constitution. Then, companies can also indicate this information (optionally) in the notes to the annual accounts.
Social Bodies: It is compulsory to indicate any change in the
Functional Managers: It is not compulsory, but entities can include this information in the notes to the annual accounts
Do company credit reports contain negative information? (for example, bankruptcies, court judgments, insolvency details, negative payment history, etc)
Yes. Our reports contain detailed information on the evolution of judicial incidents, daily updated.
Are financials required to be filed in Spain?
The presentation of annual accounts is an obligation for the Mercantile Companies (not for the Non-Mercantile Companies or Sole Proprietors)
If yes, how often are financials required to be filed by Spain?
What are the penalties if a company fails to file their financials on time?
The consequences of not presenting the annual accounts could be:
Poor image of the company, due to a lack of transparency towards the company
Economic sanctions against the administrators of the company. In these cases the sanctions for the administrators can be corporate, against their own assets, or even force the company to file for bankruptcy
Do you provide a monitoring service in Spain?
Sure, we provide Monitoring Alert System, daily updated, which notifies the event and describes the change occurred, with the possibility to have the online report of the entity, updated at no additional cost.
This monitoring service can be provided through:
Monitoriza®:which is an integral credit risk management system that allows to control the entire risk cycle in real-time, nationally and internationally, providing the most updated information and axesor’s expertise, that will help you make the best decisions in your commercial operations.
The monitoring service in monitoriza provides:
Global and updated vision of the risk situation for national companies and in most European countries
Configuring an alerts system that informs you about significant changes in any of the companies in the portfolio
Visual segmentation with dashboards for optimal management of companies and alerts to access to relevant information at all times
Allowing to add your own information into the system
investiga®, the only system that includes all the necessary information and tools for commercial research and prevention of the money laundering.
By developing an integrated service (webservice)
If yes, what information can be monitored for each company?
The main information which can be monitored includes any change in:
Mercantile Information (changes on addresses, changes on share capital, Appointments/resignations…)
Scoring: (increase or decrease in the scoring level…)
Judicial Incidences (new insolvency proceedings, Agreements/Citations/Notifications/Executives, Garnishments/Auctions/Sentencing)
Financial Information (new balance sheet available…)
Non – payment information (Defaults registered…)
Links (Registration of New Shareholders, Removal of current shareholders, Variation Percentage Participation…)
Awards, Tenders and Grants (Public Tenders and Auctions Awarded…)
News or other information
Do you provide Consumer / Private Person reports?
No. Just Sole Proprietors Reports.
Debt Recovery Service Spain No Win No Fee
There are many unique requirements to international debt collection services in all countries including Spain debt collection services which differ from the UK debt collection agency services and therefore it is very important that cases are handled directly by our expert Spain debt collection agency and not from debt collectors UK. This method of Spain debt collection sets Creditreform aside from the competition who in many cases will operate an international debt collection service from a UK debt collector only. Using the local Spain debt collection agency enables us to achieve a far greater success rate and our No Win No Fee service together with competitive commission rates against monies recovered only ensures you get the best service.
Spain Skip Tracing Service
Creditreform’s debt collection company service also uses expert international tracing agents including Spain tracing agent services to locate any absconded debtor. This tracing service is provided on a No Find No Fee basis only charging for a successful trace.
Specialist Company Credit Check Experts
There are many unique requirements to providing international business credit reports in all countries including Spain business credit reporting services which differ from Credit Reports UK services. Therefore it is very important that information is obtained directly by our expert international local business credit reporting partners and not from the Credit Report UK services. Our multi lingual local partners are able to provide all business credit reports in English including the bespoke investigated business credit reports.
Spain Company Registry Name
Spanish Mercantile Registry - Registradores Mercantiles de España
Spain Company Registry Address
Diego de León, 21. 28006 Madrid, Spain
Date Company Registry Established in Spain
The Spain Company Register was established in 1998 in current format (origins date back to 1885).
Language(s) of Spain Company Registry
The Spain Company Register is in Spanish language only.
Number of Company Registries in Spain
1 company register in Spain
Related Associations in Spain
Association of Spanish Property & Commercial Registers
National Securities Market Commission (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores), search by entity
Can you search companies online for free in Spain?
No, you are unable to search for free at the Spain Company Register.
What information can I view for free at Spain Company Registry
None but a Spain company extract/profile will include where available:
Spain Company Name
Spain Type of Business
Spain Company Address
Spain Business Activity
Spain Registered Share Capital
Spain Company Branches
Spain Financials (Accounting reports and balance sheets)
Do you need to register / sign up at the Spain Company Registry?
No, you do not need to register at the Spain Company Registry.
Number of Registered Companies in Spain
Over 2,600,000 companies registered in Spain
How to Register / Incorporate a company in Spain?
You can register a company in Spain through a Spain company formation agent.
Minimum share capital (private limited) in Spain
EUR 3,000 is minimum share capital in Spain
What is the Corporate tax rate in Spain?
25% is corporate tax rate in Spain
Types of Companies in Spain
S.A. (Sociedad Anónima): ≈ plc (UK), minimum capital €60,101.21
S.L. (Sociedad Limitada): ≈ Ltd. (UK), minimum capital €3,012
S.L.N.E. (Sociedad Limitada Nueva Empresa): similar to S.L., it was introduced in 2003 to speed up new company registration (registration can be completed in one day), minimum capital €3,012
S.A.D. (Sociedad Anónima Deportiva): a limited liability sports corporation
S.L.L. (Sociedad Limitada Laboral): a labour limited corporation
S.C. (Sociedad Colectiva): roughly a general partnership
S.C.P. (Sociedad Civil Privada)
S.Cra. (Sociedad Comanditaria): roughly a limited partnership
S.Com. p. A. (Sociedad Comanditaria por Acciones)
S.Com p.A.P. (Sociedad Comanditaria por Acciones Profesional)
S.Coop. (Sociedad Cooperativa): a cooperative that typically is owned and democratically controlled by its workers
Other initialisations are used for cooperatives; Sociedad Anónima Laboral (SAL); some are region specific e.g. Sociedad Cooperativa Catalana Limitada (SCCL)
UTE (Unión Temporal de Empresas [es]) ≈ temporary consortium or joint venture
Venture capital fund
SCR (Sociedades de Capital Riesgo)
FCR (Fondos de Capital Riesgo), FCR-Pyme for SME
SICC (Sociedades de inversión colectiva de tipo cerrado)
FICC (Fondos de inversión colectiva de tipo cerrado)
SGEIC (Sociedades Gestoras de Entidades de Inversión Colectiva de tipo cerrado)
Spain Company Documents Available
Spain Company Commercial Extract
Spain Annual Financial Reports from Spanish Commercial Register
What are the Financial Regulatory Authorities in Spain?
Investment sector regulator - Spanish Securities Market Commission (Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores, CNMV) [MiFID]
Insurance sector regulator (life and general) - Dirección General de Seguros y Fondos de Pensiones (DGSFP)[IMD]
Banking sector regulator - Banco de España (BdE)
What are the Stock Exchanges in Spain?
Bolsa de Valores de Barcelona which was founded in 1915
Bolsa de Valores de Bilbao which was founded in 1890
Bolsa de Madrid which was founded in 1831
Mercado Oficial Español de Futuros y Opciones in Madrid which was founded in 1989
Bolsa de Valores de Valencia which was founded in 1981
Can you order a Spain Apostille Certificate?
Yes, Spain agreed to the 1961 Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. Therefore, Spain accepts the Apostille Certificate for Spain Company Registry Search Documents in place of any further legalisation process.
Spain signed up to the Hague Convention on 25th September 1978.
Spain Company Registry Search
All local Spain Company searches can be under taken via our Spain Company Registry search. Where there is more than one Spain Company Registry an Spain company search will be made via a local Spain company registry search in the city where the company or business is registered. Many Spain company searches can be made on line but in some cases the Spain company search needs to search the local Spain company register in person, post or by email. Creditreform and it’s local company search partners undertake these services on behalf of our international clients.
Spain Company Documents
The Spain Company Registry hold all company documents on record and many of these can be downloaded instantly if you have registered with the Spain company registry. Alternatively you can order Spain company documents, company extracts or any registered document such as the Spain Memorandum of Association via Creditreform. Creditreform’ s local registered agent will then undertake an Spain company search on your behalf and we will forward the results via email.
Spain Certificate of Good Standing
The certificate of Good standing is issued by the local Spain company registry and in many cases can be downloaded by a registered company agent. Besides the Certificate of Good Standing other specific documents can be purchased such as the Spain Certificate of Incorporation or the Spain Memorandum of Association..
Spain Private Investigation Work
There are many reasons for the need to use an Spain private investigator or Spain process server. We partner with fully approved local Spain private detectors who are experts in their field and provide our clients with a fully confidential service including Spain skip tracing and Spain document serving where required.
Spain Company Formations
There are many reasons why our clients need to use our Spain company formation services. Through our fully approved local Spain company registration agent the Spain company incorporation is made as simple as possible. We will undertake all the necessary Spain company searches to ensure the chosen name is available and guide you through the necessary documentation required to incorporate the company required.